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A simple Wild Rose Elixir that opens the heart, quiets the mind and soothes the soul. Calming and uplifting it aids in our overall wellbeing, balancing all 3 doshas. Made with dried rose petals, honey and brandy, this rose tincture takes only 15 minutes of hands-on time! ( Allow 24 hours for infusion). Use in filtered water as a healing tincture, or to flavor sparkling water, champagne, hot teas, or cocktails.
Your self love is a medicine for the earth. ~Yung Pueblo
Years ago, my friend Tonia sent me a bottle of her Wild Rose Elixir made with wild rose petals she collected on San Juan Island. I will never forget the first time I tried it. I was having an especially hard day, feeling very emotional and unsettled. I poured a tablespoon of the elixir into a glass of water and envisioned her picking all those petals while I guzzled it down. Something strange happened.
It felt as if love it self had poured right into me.
My emotions softened, and it felt as if my heart was being held. I can’t explain it, and I know how this may sound strange to some, but this was my experience and it felt very real. Tears of joy welled up in my eyes.
After that day, I saved that special bottle of Rose Elixer for days I knew would be very hard or stressful, such as valentines and my wedding day. Somehow it soothed me and filled me with love. A magic love potion of sorts, but for myself.
Beliefs are very powerful.
For Valentines Day, I asked Tonia to share her very special recipe for Rose Elixir with us.
Properties and Benefits of Rose:
- In Ayurveda, rose is considered cooling, yet at the same time, it enhances agni, the digestive fire. This unique quality makes it perfect for balancing for all three doshas.
- Throughout history, people have relied on the essence of roses to nurture Spirit. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, rose is believed to balance Shen, a term that refers to our psychological health and wellbeing.
- Rose calms the mind and soothes the heart, simultaneously relaxing and uplifting, easing the emotional heaviness of sadness, grief, and heartbreak.
- In Unani Medicine (Greek-Arabic) rose is believed to help the spiritual heart, feel joy. It is believed to anchor a restless heart and open a closed heart.
The rose tincture is very simple:
It starts with 1 cup of dried rose petals, which you can find at upscale grocery stores in the bulk spice or tea isle.
You may also use freshly picked wild rose petals – tripling the amount of rose petals (and skipping the hot water).
Place the dried rose petals in a pint jar and cover with 1/4 cup boiling water and give a stir. Put the lid on and let it steam, until softened, about 5 minutes.
To the softened petals, add 1/2 cup honey.
Then add 1/2 cup XO brandy.
Place the lid on the jar and shake. Let this infuse at minimum, for 24 hours, on the counter, shaking the jar often- as agitation will infuse the rose flavor into the honied brandy.
Feel free to let it infuse longer – a week, a month, or up to 6 weeks for a more intense infusion.
Strain the rose petals.
Save the brandied petals and add to desserts– shortbread cookies, muffins, custard, over icecream…
Pour the Rose Elixer into a sealed or corked glass jar.
Save for days when you could use a little extra love. Pour a tablespoon in a glass of filtered water, hot tea, or sparkling water, or to your champagne. It’s delicious in cocktails as well, think French 75’s, Hot Toddies, or Sangria!
It makes for a lovely gift- we all know people in our lives who could use an extra bit of love.
Please share how you use it in the comments below.
We hope you enjoy this magical Wild Rose Elixir!
Happy Valentines Day.
A simple Rose Tincture that opens the heart, quiets the mind and soothes the soul. Calming and uplifting it aids in overall wellbeing, balancing all 3 doshas. Made with simple ingredients, this takes only 15 minutes of hands-on time! ( Allow 24 hours – or up to 6 weeks for infusing). Use in water, as a healing tincture, or to flavor sparkling water, champagne, hot tea, or cocktails.
- 12 oz jar with tight fitting lid (2 cup, pint jar)
- 1 cup dried fragrant rose petals (6 grams)
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup honey (see notes)
- 1/2 cup brandy (see notes)
- Place dried rose petals in the jar.
- Pour boiling water over the petals and stir to get all the petals moistened.
- Let sit 5 minutes covered with the lid.
- Add honey and brandy to the softened petals.
- Put the lid on the jar and shake until all ingredients are well mixed.
- Leave jar on the counter at room temperature for at least 24 hours (or up to 6 weeks). Shake often as agitation will infuse the rose flavor into the honied brandy.
- Strain rose petals out, and store the rose elixir in a sealed glass jar.
- This will keep 6-12 months. Refrigerate for longer shelf life.
Save and add the brandied rose petals to dessert – shortbread cookies, muffins, custard, over icecream.
Try to use XO (literally means extra old) Brandy, but any will do.
- Serving Size: 1/2 tablespoon
- Calories: 14
- Sugar: 3.5 g
- Sodium: 0.2 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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